Opening Night: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 4

Music-making with the Seattle Symphony is a supreme joy. I love Seattle and I can’t wait to get started.” - Thomas Dausgaard

Join the Seattle Symphony as Thomas Dausgaard takes the stage in his first concert as Music Director! Feast your senses during this spectacular opening night celebration in a program that includes pianist Daniil Trifonov performing Rachmaninov’s final piano concerto and R. Strauss’ mind-blowing Also sprach Zarathustra.Be part of the glamour and excitement of Dausgaard’s inaugural Opening Night with us!


Dates and Tickets

  • 14 Sep (Sat) 2019 5:00PM

Running time

1 hour, 23 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance


S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall


Thomas Dausgaard


Music Director of the Seattle Symphony, Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard is esteemed for his creativity and innovative programming, the excitement of his live performances and his extensive catalogue of critically acclaimed recordings. A renowned recording artist with over 70 discs to his name, Dausgaard’s releases with the Seattle Symphony have garnered critical acclaim resulting in international honors including Gramophone’s 2018 Orchestra of the Year Award and a Grammy nomination for Best Orchestral Performance.

Daniil Trifonov


Grammy Award winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov – winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award – has made a spectacular ascent of the classical music world as a solo artist, champion of the concerto repertoire, chamber and vocal collaborator, and composer. Combining consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth, his performances are a perpetual source of awe.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.


Daniil Trifinov's performance is generously underwritten by Paul Leach and Susan Winokur. Supporting Sponsor: Nordstrom